Saturday, January 16, 2010

...And the Winners Are.....

Wow, there were 37 comments and so 37 names for the draw. The names were duly recorded and placed into the figurative 'hat' ( I used a box actually) and I gave them a good shake up!

I had fun writing all the names out and re-reading your comments again.

First name drawn is: Charlotte She lives in Tromsø, Norway and has a lovely blog! It's unique in that she writes it in Norwegian *and* English so it's nice to see the way some words are similar in either language. She lives above the Artic Circle. You win the sage green and lilac cotton chenille cones.

Second name drawn is: DebbieB I see you are starting the year off right with blogging once more Debbie.....please keep it up as I've enjoyed what I've seen so far! Debbie is in New Orleans, Louisiana. Fresh starts are a theme for your city and area. You win the tawny peach and rusty terracotta cotton chenille cones.

Congratulations! Please write to my yahoo account {weeverwoman at yahoo dot com} and give me your full name and address. I'll get those off to you very shortly!

I wish I could send each of you something for entering and sharing, but there's always next year's draw?

Thank you all for writing. Your stories are all unique and I appreciate your sharing. My story is here It's only fair that you get to read mine!

"I Am Half-Sick of Shadows," Said the Lady of Shalott , circa 1915
John William Waterhouse (1849-1917)


Life Looms Large said...

Congrats to the two lucky winners!!! Isn't it cool to send yarn to faraway places?

I look forward to seeing what the two winners create - I already follow both of their blogs!


Delighted Hands said...

Congrats to the winners!

DebbieB said...

What a wonderful surprise! I can't wait to weave with the cotton chenille, a new-to-me experience. You're very generous, Susan! Thank you!

I loved reading your story, as well - I agree that while weaving is a solitary yet fulfilling experience, it is great to be associated with like-minded creative people in a guild. I love our NOWG, and have learned so much from them, not only in workshops but in informal gatherings, working side by side.

In the aftermath of Katrina, our guild took stock and decided to venture into rigid heddle weaving as a way to give each of our members relatively inexpensive access to a loom (many lost their precious equipment in the floodwater). I was not a weaver until after the storm, so this RH venture was perfect for me. The RH loom was a great entry into weaving, though it wasn't long before a floor loom came into my life. :)

Anyway, thank you again, and thank you for sharing your weaving life with us!


charlotte said...

What a surprise! I have never woven nor knitted with chenille before, so this is very exciting!

Hilary said...

I just found your tie up assist on your countermarche loom.....on a google search!!!
I am struggling with my Cranbrook.....can you tell me where you got this wonderful thing, and some more about it???

Susan said...

Hi Hilary,
There are a number of links to to the 20+ on my side bar if you'd like to check things out more here. The 20+ was made by Woolhouse Tools
It can be retrofitted to fit any rear mounted treadles. John at WHT would be happy to talk with you about this tie up assist.


dorothylochmaben said...

Many congratulations to Charlotte and Debbie, happy weaving with the beautiful chenille ! Hoping you will post pictures of the resulting projects !

Also a big thank you to Susan for setting up the draw and giving away such lovely prizes. It was good fun and I wonder what will happen on the fifth anniversary ?